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ABRAHAM - ANTOINETTE (SELVARANEE) - Beloved wife of late Bertie Abraham,​ beloved daughter of late Leo & Mary (Savundari) Pullenayegam,​ beloved mother of Angelo,​ Stefan & Johann,​ beloved grandmother of Sheahan,​ Jevon,​ Anjali,​ Shyamali,​ Jashan,​ Rachel & Zara,​ mother- in -law of Priya,​ Fiona & Kshama,​ sister of late Tom Pullenayegam,​ sister-in-law of late Maureen Pullenayegam,​ Prosper,​ Lionel,​ Rev. Fr. Percy & Philomel Abraham,​ Cecilia Fernandopulle & Rosemary Sethukavaler,​ passed away in London on 30th March 2019. Funeral mass on Friday,​ 26th April 2019 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church,​ 45b Burnt Ash Hill,​ Lee,​ London SE12 OAE at 11.30 a.m.,​ followed by cremation at Hither Green Crematorium,​ Verdant Lane,​ London. SE6 1TP. a​n​g​e​l​o​a​b​r​a​h​a​m​@​h​o​t​m​a​i​l​.​c​o​m​036777

ALAGARAJAH - MRS. ARIAMALAR of Urelu West,​ Chunnakam,​ Jaffna,​ who was living in Sydney,​ Australia,​ was called to glory on the 28th March 2019. She was the loving wife of Selvanayagam Alagarajah (retired Chief Clerk,​ Jaffna Central College),​ caring mother of Rajmala Knight (Mala),​ William Rajmohan (Mohan) and Robert Rajjeevan (Jeevan),​ loving mother-in-law of Antony Knight and Juliet Subothini Rajmohan and dear grandmother of Kishaanthan & Thanushan Knight and Hayden & Hamish Rajmohan. She was the loving sister of Rasamalar Selvadurai,​ Atputhamalar Nalliah,​ the late Ariyaratnam and the late Sabaratnam. She was also a loving cousin to Thevaranjitham Thavarajah and late Selvaranjitham Navaratnarajah. The funeral was held at Sacred Heart Chapel at Rookwood Cemetery,​ Sydney Australia,​ on the 1st of April,​ 2019. Please contact +61 423366541 (Alagarajah),​ +61 410430196 (Rajmala),​ +61 432441550 (Rajmohan).036732

DR RANMUTHU (Consultant Physician UK) peacefully passed away on 27.03.2019. Remains lie at residence No. 57/​9,​ Temple Road,​ (off Kirulapone Avenue),​ Colombo 05,​ from 7.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Cremation on Tuesday the 9th April at 5.30 p.m. at General Cemetery,​ Borella.036778

FERNANDO - ANOMA NILANTHI 27.7.1949 - 29.3.2019. Devoted wife of Jayalath Sunil (dec),​ loving mother of Sumudu and Surani,​ adored by grandchildren Kiyomi and Anwen and son-in-law Gareth. Loyal daughter to Alvin (dec) and Julie. Dedicated to her siblings Sriyani,​ Priyangani,​ Dewantha,​ Preethika and Anushan,​ cherished by her husband’s siblings Jayantha (dec),​ Santha and Premila. She enriched the lives of all she knew through her deep and sincere love for Jesus. She is now with her Lord and Saviour - safe and sound. The funeral service for Nilanthi will be at St Thomas’ Anglican Church,​ Enfield,​ Australia on Thursday April 11 at 10.30 a.m. to be followed by burial at Rookwood General Cemetery.035519

JAYAWARDANA - NEVILLE (Attorney-at-Law) JPUM formerly of AASL,​ (AA) - Beloved husband of Chandani,​ loving father of Danesh & Jeewaka (Singer),​ father-in-law of Kumudu (Mas Fabrics),​ loving son of late Walter and Lilian Jayawardana,​ brother of late Hubert,​ Malcom and Colman. Cortege leaves residence “Lilly Date”,​ Weligampitiya,​ Ja-ela on Saturday the 7th at 2 p.m. for burial at 3 p.m. at the Catholic Section Borella Cemetery.036768

JOSEPH TERRENCE JAYATILAKA - Loving husband of Ruchika,​ loving father of Damian,​ stepfather of Rukshan,​ dearly beloved son of Vincent Jayatilaka and late Rita Jayatilaka,​ fondly and sadly missed everloving brother of Brian (Japan),​ Romany Gunasekera,​ Maureen Fernando (Canada),​ Desmond,​ Maryse Schokman (Canada) and Shiranee,​ brother-in-law of Yoko (Japan),​ Mark Gunasekera,​ David Fernando (Canada) and Roshani. Also remembered by all his nieces and nephews both here and abroad. Remains lie at residence No. 63/​11,​ Kaldemulla Road,​ Moratuwa. Cortege leaves residence at 3.00 p.m. on Sunday,​ 7th April for burial at Jawatta Cemetery (Roman Catholic) Section at 4.00 p.m.036233

PEARL THERESE PERERA - Beloved wife of (late) Mr. G.V.D. Wilfred Perera (Past President U.P.T.O),​ loving mother of Rohini,​ Priyani (CEC),​ Shirani (Canada),​ Anura (Emirates Engineering,​ Dubai),​ Nelum,​ Athula Kenneth (PRDA Western Province) and Major General Udaya Perera (Brandix),​ mother-in-law of Sunil,​ Bandula,​ Mohan,​ Angenlina,​ Reyal,​ Dhammika (SLLRDC) and Thelma,​ loving grandmother of Sherran,​ Shavin,​ Nilusha,​ Derek,​ Sureshi,​ Rochelle,​ Chris,​ Sonal,​ Asitha,​ Hirushan,​ Enali,​ Kethmie,​ Dilakshi,​ Rukshani & Rivin,​ passed away. Remains lie at 18/​18,​ Balasuriya Lane,​ Kandana. Funeral wil take place on Monday 08th April.036785

PEIRIS – MRS. NANDA - Beloved wife of Tony Peiris (Retired Printing Manager,​ Lake House),​ Loving mother of Lucky Peiris (Accountant,​ Lake House),​ Jayantha Peiris,​ Roy Peiris and Saman Peiris,​ mother in law of Nilanthi Kumari,​ Kumari Peiris,​ Ganga Sajeevani and Krishani Yapa,​ expired. Cremation takes place at 4.00 p.m. on Sunday,​ 07th April 2019 at the Batuwatta Crematorium. No. 17,​ Walpola Road,​ Ragama. Tel. 0714892530.036747

VANCUYLENBURG - ALEC (BUNTY) - Formerly of Dehiwala,​ Sri Lanka,​ an old boy of St. Mary’s College,​ passed away in Canada on March 31,​ 2019. Dearly beloved husband of Malani,​ loving father of Victoria and Leon,​ father-in-law of Jerome,​ darling grandfather of Aiden and Everly,​ youngest brother of late Sylvia,​ Winston (UK),​ Geoffrey (UK),​ Olive (Canada),​ late Ernest,​ Hans,​ Ronald (USA). Funeral took place at Lotus Funeral and Cremation Centre,​ Canada on April 6,​ 2019.036187

OORLOFF - JEAN,​ at rest in the arms of Jesus. Loving wife of late (blue) Oorloff,​ beloved mother of Yasmin,​ Bernadine (Australia),​ Hiran & Jacqueline,​ mother-in-law of Stanmore Morrison (Australia),​ Samantha & Russel Jacobs. Remains lie at A.F. Raymond’s Funeral Parlour. Cortege leaves the parlour on Monday 8th April at 3.30 p.m. for cremation at the General Cemetery Kanatte,​ Borella at 4.00 p.m.036787